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Q: slow opening files...file explorer freezes and 'not 'respond...

all i have installed is installed Ofice Home & Student 2016 yesterday upon starting for the first time. screen change is very slow and 'File Explorer' either is 'not responding' or it just freezes.

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A: slow opening files...file explorer freezes and 'not 'respond...

Hi @pappyq49,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with 'File Explorer' either is 'not responding'. I will be glad to help you. Please look these documents.Internet Explorer Not Working as Expected (Windows 10, 8)Computer Locks Up or Freezes (Windows 10, 8) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.

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This problem just occurred out of no where after a reboot. Whenever I right click or double left click on a file, Windows freezes. I can open up task manager and try to end the explorer.exe process, but it never terminates. I can go to File > New Task and start up another explorer.exe process, everything is fine, but the same actions cause the freeze again. I can open the files that are freezing through Start > Run and everything is fine. What could I do??? Please help!
 

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Some time yesterday my PC began acting strangely. Every time I open Explorer, I see "Working on it..." and have to wait several seconds before I can do anything. In addition, any changes to the file structure (deleting files, copying, moving, etc.) cause another freeze. This occurs on all drives, SSD or HDD.

There are no error messages in Event Viewer, no problems reported by SFC /SCANNOW, and no file system errors reported by CHKDSK. Any advice?

A:Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change

Addendum: If I launch Explorer from "This PC" I see the "Working on it" text. If I launch via the task bar shortcut, it freezes quietly, and loads Explorer after 10-15 seconds. Accessing files through the command prompt has no delay, which leads me to believe this is an issue with Explorer. I tried rebuilding the search index, but that had no effect.

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Hi,
We have a problem that's appeared over the last few days on three machines (all running XP SP2). When someone tries to open a file in windows explorer it can take up to a minute to complete the task. Trying to get the 'open with' menu (right mouse button) also takes upwards of a minute. We have found a work round but I can't believe this is the best way to do it:-
In Regedit
Open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, *, shellex, ContextMenuHandlers
Delete 'Open With' and 'Open With EncryptionMenu'
Refresh and everything seems to work ok.

Anyone got any ideas out there?
 

A:very slow opening files in windows explorer

FYI. I think we figured it out, and it's pretty obvious to be honest. Doh! The machines that we running slowly had a drive mapped to a directory on a machine that didn't exist any more as it had been replaced and renamed. So delete the drive map and then re-map it on the new machine.
 

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Recently my computer has been opening certain files that are double-clicked very very slowly--2 - 3 minutes, thats right minutes! If I open the file by launching the application then open the file via the Open menu item, all works as expected.

I did some investigation and found that this happened to certain file types that were double-clicked from the desktop or from email attachments. This behavior happens from Excel, Word, Project, Access or Internet Explorer shortcuts that are in emails. PowerPoint, Infopath, Publisher and Visio all open normally (2-3 seconds).

Digging further showed that each of the file types that takes minutes to open all have something in the DDE Message field of the Entering Action for Type (File Explorer window, Tools, Folder Options, Select "Doc" file type, Select Advanced, Highlight Open, Select Edit). The file types that open normally don't have anything in this field. This is why I think the behavior is related to DDE.

I have tried the "Detect and Repair" option of Office for my troubled apps but this does not have any effect on the problem. I have also tried using msconfig to do a Diagnostic Startup and it have no effect on the problem.

I have also attached a HijackThis Log. Any ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:43:34 PM, on 3/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\win... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Opening Files Slow (DDE)

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I have win 7 64bit Pro on an Intel i4770 Quad Core, (ASUS Z87-K motherboard)PC with a primary Samsung EVO 840 250gb SSD - (C:\) and 2x2tb HDD in RAIDS 1 (I:\)Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology Raids Controller.(The system was built by Chillblast 12 months ago) For about a year I had no problem with this set Up Then the system started to slow down rapidly Firstly I noticed "Not Responding" messages in Firefox, This spread to MS Office 2003 Apps - Word, Excel etc. The programs would seize up for a while, and become Unresponsive then resume. After reading up for possible causes on these forums I tried disabling right click context menu's in certain programs. This made some difference (using nirsofts shexview) but did not totally cure the issue and is not ideal. I've run sfc /SCANNOW - no problems reported I've AVAST internet Security 2015 on my system. - Scans clean (I've also got Malewarebytes on my system also scans clean. Both these have exclusions to each other and have lived side by side prior to the problem starting) I've tried disabling non essential startup items with not much success I've also tried Windows troubleshooting. Restore points and recovery all to no avail. Things get particularly bad if I try and open a document through Windows explorer e.g. a Word Doc, the appt stalls goes very very slow and "not responding" appears. However if I open the Application up first e.g. Word and then open the very same file from within... Read more

A:Opening a file in an App through Windows Explorer has become V Slow

Apologies for the lousy formatting above. This is my very first Forum thread, Post!!!

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Hi !

Windows explorer is very slow opening folders containing jpeg pictures. I have tried using all the different folder views, thumbnail, list, detail. Explorer works quick when opening any other type folder without pictures. I am using windows xp home, 3 gig processor, 960 meg of ram. The picture files in my folders are in - my documents/my pictures/ folders. the file sizes are approx 1.5 mb files, 30 to 200 files per folder.
they start showing up in random places in the view window and they take 30 sec to 1 minute to fill screen. when i try to scroll down the window seem to freeze up for 30-45 sec or completely closes the explorer window all together.
i have ran mcafee virus scan and spyware doctor and they both turned up no problems. Any thing you could suggest to help isolate any possible issues would be appreciated.
Thanks

A:Slow Windows Explorer Opening Picture Files

To open Computer Management, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

You must be recognized as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer and on the computer you are managing to perform this task.

For best performance, set the initial size to not less than the recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system.

Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size, although you might increase its size if you routinely use programs that require a lot of memory. (like graphics intensive aps - IE picture files with 200 pics)

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Recently a change occured (after an update?).
I have a folder containing only 6 shortcuts, linking to devices or to drives, connected to devices, in my home network. Opening this folder takes about 30 sec. It has to do with those shortcuts that link to drives, connected to devices, which are off. Apparently, file explorer, when trying to present the shortcuts, also tries to get some info from those drives. After failing, file explorer nevertheless decides to present the shortcut after long waiting time.
This effect has come recently in W10. In most cases, the effect is there, but in a few cases, the map is opening normally.

A:File explorer slow in opening folder with shortcuts

Additional info:
When the folder is closed for a longer period, then opening gives an instantaneous result.
After closing the folder, and opening again some time after closing, the shortcuts only show up after ca 30 sec.

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I've have a PowerSpec Pc for three years. P4, 2.8 Ghz, 1 Gig ram, 300 gig HD, onboard lan, sound and video. It not the best but it is dependable.

Two months ago I backed up all data, installed a new HD and fresh copy of XP Pro. I did this because I wanted to minimize the chance of any hard drive problems (even though I backup my data).

The system has been running fine, but recently I've noticed when I'm in Windows Explorer, Word, Outlook or any other program and I want to open a folder, the system takes about 30 seconds to respond, then it's fine.

I've never seen this type of delay. The system runs SP2 and is up to date on all Microsoft patches and security updates.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Tony

A:Xp & All Programs Are Slow To Respond When Opening A Folder

Typically these are resource issues that happen as your Windows installation ages - BUT, it can also be a sign of a malware infection.

Check the Process and Performance tabs in Task Manager to see what's causing the slowdown. Additionally, when in the Processes tab, select the View menu item, then select "Select Columns", and then place a checkmark in the IO Reads box. That'll show you excessive disk reads that can cause this issue also.

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Hi:
Windows 7 with Belkins wireless Adaptor
Windows 7 is pretty quick to open, however an icon of wireless-connection at the bottom right has 'yellow quatation mark' and I need to wait to open Home-Page until yellowish mark on an icon of wireless cleared-up.

On XP with the same adaptor, it never occurs and quick to open Home-Page.

I did uninstall the adaptor by accessing Device Manager and re-installed it upon re-started the PC.
Even I did install Windows Update, however nothing helped to resolve the issue.

Any help on this would be truly appreciated.

Thanks,
 

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For the last week I've been having a lot of problems with my computer. It started with the mouse pointer freezing and jumping. Programs (task manager, new internet tabs) will open by themselves while I'm not even touching the computer. Cpu usage jumps to very high randomly and now windows barely responds. It's very slow at times and if a program responds at all, it'll take several minutes. When in IE or FF3, I can't click on drop down menus and can only access them through tabs. The computer isn't frozen, I can access other programs and if I used task manager to switch back to unresponsive program, it'll work (sometimes for a couple minutes, sometimes only until the next mouse click). I tried doing a computer scan (avg) but it didn't find anything. I tried reformatting it and reinstalling windows but I immediately had the same problems. Does anyone know what could be causing this and what I can do to fix it?

A:Computer slow to respond, programs opening on their own

Weird that it would do it straight after you reformatted unless you had a virus reformatted then reinstalled programs again and infected yourself with the same virus.
whats your system specs??
go to task manager,,, then processes tab/// down the bottom it will tell you how many processesd are running and tell me.... Also try closing down all unnecesary processes in the processes tab/ (the ones that say there in your name and not system)

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windows xp pro sp3
Pentium D, 2.8 GHz, 1.96 GB

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:16:56 PM, on 2/23/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17080)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:IE slow to respond (access inital site) when first opening program or new tab

Please help. initial post 3.2.11
 

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Running Win7, 64 bit, service pack 1
Don't know what I did, but computer may have been running slower the past few days -- but it really hit hard today.  Browser status bar shows 'transfering ....', 'connecting ....', etc to strange sites.
Please help
 

A:Need help - laptop very slow to respond & browsers opening unwanted pages

Also getting strange links on web pages that show "Click to continue > by Provider"

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Hi guys, I'm new to this, this is my first post, so sorry if I've posted it in a rather vague location, but as yet I don't know enough about the problem to post it elsewhere.

I have an Acer Aspire 5050 laptop, running Windows XP Media Edition, with 2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

When I've had problems in the past I usually blindly stumble through various solutions until one works, but this time I've decided this one's beyond me.

My laptop had been running fine, I keep it well protected, or so I think. I have been running daily scans with AVG Free, which is set to update daily as well. I also have Advanced System Care Pro, which is set to scan daily and when the system is idle, so I hoped my computer was fairly free of junk and spyware etc.

A couple of days ago, there was a power cut in my area, while I was working on my laptop. I thought it was a little odd, given the weather was hotter than it's been all year, not normal conditions for an outtage, so I assumed it wouldn't be long until it came on again. My laptop then switched to battery power; it didn't immediately switch off after the cut. I then, perhaps foolishly, left it alone and went to work. The power came back on around 2 hours later, in which time my battery had been exhausted and the laptop was switched off when I got back.

When I tried to turn it on, it was fairly slow. I got to the desktop, with little hassle, but from there everything was unresponsive and sluggish. The mouse movement ... Read more

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I have Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. I have one web site (marketwatch.com/watchlist) that I use frequently but have not been able to access for about 2 weeks. The web page will partially open and then stops. When I try to scroll on the web page or open a new window, either nothing happens or I get a message that the web page is not responding. Strangely enough I can open the main marketwatch.com site and read articles, etc with no problem. I contacted tech support at the web site and they can't find a problem with their web site and suggested I install Moxilla as my internet browser.

Here's what I've tried:
I tried listing the marketwatch.com/watchlist site in the compatibility mode but it didn't help.
I cleared the cookies off my computer but that didn't help.
I disabled my NIS firewall and tried to bring up the web page but that didn't work.

I'm still suspicious that there's a problem with that particular web page since I have no trouble opening other web pages.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

A:Web page freezes/doesn't respond - Internet Explorer Problem???

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you have a watch list that usually means you have to sign into the site ?
Using another browser might help to see if you've been banned from the site

To properly clear the cache Use Alt+TD or Gear symbol Safety/ Delete browser history,
Uncheck the top box and Check all others/ Delete.
Close and re-open ie.

If still no joy run these free scanners,
Review Jacee?s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner

You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,

Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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Fixing hangs, freezes, or does not respond errors in Internet Explorer 11

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Fixing hangs, freezes, or does not respond errors in Internet Explorer 11

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Hi All,
When I double click on an .exe file to install a program, in Windows File Explorer, it takes over a minute to start the installation process. When I use Total Commander to do the same thing, it installs straight away.
I've also tried it after disabling my Norton AV and my Zemana AntiMalware programs just in case they were affecting the process, but it makes no difference.
Any ideas?

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The computer slows down and ultimately becomes non-responsive over a period of a few hours. Conrol-Alt-Delete very slow to respond or does not repond at all. Have had to force a shut down by holding down the power button.

I have attached the "extra.txt" file from the dss.exe run
Contents of "main.txt" are copied below.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Christie on 2008-07-15 22:35:46
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 191 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Christie.exe) --------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:36:31 PM, on 7/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lexbces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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Windows explorer is slow to respond. I'm running WinXP, Home Edition, SP3 on a new machine. When I return to win explorer, it takes a few seconds to respond, and then My Network Places and My Documents is displayed. This is a new, custom PC; antivirus, etc. is up to date and running; and I've unchecked the option to automatically check for networks under Explorer/tools. Any ideas on how to avoid the lag time before My Network Places and My Documents is displayed?
 

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I have two machines that are slow to display the contents of drive C in Windows Explorer. It will take sometimes as much as 30 seconds. Once it has displayed the contents of drive C, I can close Windows Explorer and if I go back to it again soon, everything is as fast as I would expect it to be.

What can I do to correct this problem?

No viruses or malware involved.
 

A:Windows Explorer slow to respond

Try this fix at kellys korner

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
line 157 right hand side

Hope it works for you
joan
 

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File Explorer - Ceases to respond, and churns sometimes . . .

I don't think I'm clicking too fast, or on too many things, because it usually works how I want.

Maybe it was doing a Win Defender scan, and the auto-pause takes 15 seconds to kick in?

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this.

I just updated to 8.1, so maybe it won't happen now.

A:File Explorer - Ceases to respond, and churns

Maybe run the

sfc /scannow

&

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

&

sfc /scannow AGAIN

commands in elevated command prompts.

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Every time I need to upload something like to an email or a website asking for a document like a resume. I click "attach file" then a file explorer window opens quickly but when I try to navigate to another window it takes like 2 mins to load. This does NOT happen when I open file explore separately, like opening it just to browse through my files. Only happens when I try to upload. Please help, I've been trying to solve this problem for weeks.

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When I attempt to open a file or to get a directory listing in Windows explorer I have a delay of about 12 seconds. Before I get a listing (within a program) I see where it says at the top "Open - not responding". After eventually getting the listing I will be able to obtain another listing quite quickly while in that program. If I exit the program and go to another as from Word to Excel I again experience the slow listing and the "Open - not responding" before the listing shows. Long ago I had a similar problem where the listing took an even 30 seconds to appear and it was determined to be a virus. Nothing shows in any of my virus scans. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:File listing slow to respond

Lets start simple. Lets CleanUp! your system. Download that app, install and run it. After your done, itíll ask to restart the system so do so. Now defrag your system and restart. Download Autoruns for Windows and click the start-up tab and remove whatever you don't need to run at start-up. Restart and Post back with results.
 

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Operating System - XP

Over the last few months, the Windows Explorer on my laptop has become excruciatingly slow. Simply trying to move to an adjacent directory can take minutes.

Related / unrelated - I have seen CPU/memory max out as well - though not always. I have a 1.5 GB of RAM, and have seen this when not heck of a lot is going on.

I am unsure if it is a virus issue or is it something that has to do with windows explorer issues, which I have seen a few threads on on the net.

I woud appreciate any advice you might have.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer extremely slow to respond

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A little back story.

4 months ago I left to go working in South East Asia and travelling with the trans mongolian railroad. I left my sister the access to my PC thinking she could handle it. Turns out she couldn't and upon my return I found that my PC was really struggling with surfing the internet. I thought this due to the reduced connection speed I had downgraded to while away to save money. I bumped it up to 8/1 Mbit and my PC is a relatively high end beast so I surmised that the fault must be somewhere within the crap my sister managed to get my PC infected with. Iv DLed AVG, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware and run them all to no avail. I know, I know never let your sister use your PC.
I have followed all the 5 steps listed in the thread at the top and I am hoping maybe you could help me remove whatever is abusing my PC. I DLed and ran TCPview as well and it seems that something is really abusing my PC. By the way I am from Denmark so some of the stuff is in Danish, will this be a problem? Anyways with no further ado my log (panda and extra.txt have been copy pasted as well since after trying to upload them about 10 times I gave up, the upload would just stall, I hope this is ok):


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Mirza Cirkinagic on 2008-01-07 18:45:51
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfu... Read more

A:Followed 5 steps - Explorer slow, doesnt respond - Log included

Hi guys, I know you said 72 hours for bumping and I do apoligse for breaking the rules. I just thought that if this is a minor problem I will be glued to my PC the next at least 10 hours being online so if it can be solved fast with me being online that would be wicked.
If not Ill just wait my turn.

Sorry for disturbing and thanks for your attention.

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Windows XP SP2, Internet Exporer 6.02900 SP2, Qwest DSL.
After removing remnents of a Trojan, I relized that my Internet Explorer 6 was not working correstly. It is extreamily slow to respond or will not load page at all. Can you Help?
 

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Operating System - XP

Over the last few months, the Windows Explorer on my laptop has become excruciatingly slow. Simply trying to move to an adjacent directory can take minutes, specially with Mozilla Firefox.

Related / unrelated - I have seen CPU/memory max out as well - though not always.

I am unsure if it is a virus issue or is it something that has to do with windows explorer issues, which I have seen a few threads on on the net.

I woud appreciate any advice you might have.

Thanks!
Moy
 

A:Windows Explorer and Mozilla Firefox slow to respond

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I just reformatted my computer with 2 brand new hard drives in a Raid 0 setup and everything is running great, the only thing that's weird is when I try to install programs about 50% of the time there is this 5-10 sec lag after I double click the setup file until the first installation window comes up. After that the installs are fast etc.

Any ideas?

Windows XP
2.8 DC AMD
M2N-SLI Deluxe

A:Windows slow to respond to most Install files

Anyone?

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Hi there

If you have Loads (and I mean Loads) of small files - e-books, excel data. word docs, emails etc etc then File explorer runs REALLY slow on even fast devices

I gave up moving this lot after about 4 hours. (W10 machine).

Switched to Linux system -- did it in 45 mins similar hardware to W10 machine - both Real machines --not VM's and direct transfer (not via LAN).

What gives !!!!!

I know it's only a 1 time move but similar hardware with identical HDD should not have a HUGE difference in the move --note in fact Linux actually has hard a harder job since the file system was NTFS which isn't a native Linux file system either. Source system external HDD on USB 3 device,, target systm larger HDD device on USB3 device -- no hubs - USB 3 transfer working OK on both W10 and Linux so reasonable comparison.

IMO the NTFS file system has serious problems if you start messing around with this type of data. !!!! Perhaps Ms need to look at a better file system for Mass storage devices. 5 and 6 TB HDD's are quite common now even for consumer sector and not expensive either.

I know this is an exceptional job but it does show that something in File explorer isn't very efficient once you start manipulating large volumes of data - especially in small files. (Approx 290 TB of data consisting of 128,000 files in 55,000 odd directories)



I'm usually quite happy with Windows - but there is definitely a problem here. Fortunately it was a 1 off job though !!!!.... Read more

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When I open Windows Explorer in the Folders View Mode (folders on the left and files on the right), and try to view the contents of my primary master IDE hard drive, there is a 30 second to 3 minute delay before the drive's contents are display. During the delay, the any other process on the computer also comes to a halt until the drive's contents are displayed in Windows explorer.

If I close the left hand side (folders) in Windows Explorer, there is no delay.

My primary master IDE drive is NOT my boot drive. My boot drive is a separate SCSI drive.

Any Suggestions?
 

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For the past couple of weeks, when I open Internet Explorer it will freeze and eventually freeze my computer. It will work normally most of the time, but it seems to do this once in a 24 hour time span. When this happens, it will try to connect for a couple of seconds and then stops and displaying a white screen instead of my homepage and it will not let me open the Task Manager (even if I have this open before hand it won't close IE) and after about 30 seconds it completely freezes my computer and forces me to press the power button. This has even happened, just like once or twice, when I tried to open ATF Cleaner. I have ran scans with A-Squared, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntiSpyware. They have found some things but it has not fixed the problem, any suggestions?
 

A:Internet Explorer freezes when opening.

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I've had this weird issue for about the past three weeks now. I'm not sure what the problem could or might be. What happens is when I boot up my computer, I can launch any and every program. Problem is when I access my windows explorer for the first time, the desktop will actually freeze for a good 30 secs to 1 minute then go back to normal. This only happens when I open a folder for the first time, then after that, I can access my normal files and folders as usual. (It doesn't matter if the folder has media, videos or documents. Only just the first folder I open will cause the desktop/windows explorer to freeze.)
 
I am not sure what to do regarding this. I've done every single method I've known so far on checking my computer. I ran rkill, then malwarebytes, then ESET online scanner after turning off malwarebytes - they've all come up negative, even when I do the process in safe boot as well. The only odd behavior that I do recall is the desktop refreshed the icons once by itself and I didn't have the problem that I mentioned during that day.
 
Other than that, I am at a complete lost. The only other culprit I can guess is maybe my nVidia driver updates. Ever since the updates after version 350.12 (the last known update that worked like a charm) is also when my computer started acting up. I've only considered I just might need to reinstall my Windows 8.1 because I have everything backed up and updated. Any thoughts on what I should do?

A:Windows Explorer Freezes Upon Opening a Folder

Please run System File Checker.The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.Important:  There will be a short message at the end of the scan informing you of the results.  If you receive the message "no integrity violations were found" you don't need to do anything else, no corrupt files were found.  You should watch the scan to see the results at the end of the scan.This needs to be run using an Administrator account.  You should not do anything else with the computer while this scan is running.  Do not stop the scan as this can damage Windows files.You will need to open the Command Prompt to run the sfc /scannow.  The easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and the X key.   A menu will open with the option Command Prompt (Admin), click on this.  This will open the Command Prompt.If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.Copy and paste the command below in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.sfc /scannowThis scan will take a while to run, please do not abort the scan as this can result in damage to the operating system.If integrity issues are found in the scan please post the CBS log using the instructions below.To find sfc /scannow log click/tap on File Explorer, select the drive which Windows is installed on (this usually is the C: drive), click/tap on Windows, t... Read more

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please help. my internet explorer keeps freezing on me when i open a new explorer window. the second window that i open doesnt freeze but the first one does. it started about a week ago when i did a defrag. i dont know if that had anything to do with it. sense its started the computer has gotten slow and has started to freeze. it will randomly open several explorers for no reason. iv used spewer doctor, adaware se, and avast to try to fix. it always finds things and cleans them. the computer seems to work fine until i try to open the second internet explorer. it does the same thing. and then after some time the computer starts freexing again. i dont get it. iv also used sfc /scannow to try and fix the problem, but no help. i downloaded hijack this and here is the report. please help me. thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:57:49 PM, on 3/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSer... Read more

A:internet explorer freezes when opening 2 window. HELP

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My computer freezes up sometimes when I open up Explorer windows, such as my downloads folder. There is also another related problem where when I click save in ANY program, the save button in the dialogue doesn't work, and I have to close the dialogue and reopen it to make it work. Sometimes it freezes all together on the save dialogue -_- this is getting irritating..

A:Computer freezes quite often when opening explorer windows.

Hi and welcome to TSF I 'am not sure what you mean by the save button but have you tried running sfc /scannow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have Windows XP

Whenever I go to open a file, within an application, whether it be MSN, my email account, or even when uploading a file to PhotoBucket, Internet Explorer freezes and I have to use the Ctrl Alt + Delete command to close the application. Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem? Thanks alot
-Zoe
 

A:Application Freezes when Opening Files

How much RAM do you have on your machine?
 

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So I was using my computer all day yesterday then around 9:30pm my computer kept freezing while running firefox. I restarted and it did it again. I rebooted and opened internet explorer and the same thing kept happening. It had been a while since Ive done a fresh install so I thought that this would be a good time to do one. Backed everything up and reinstalled. Everything runs great now. Here's the problem. All of my clients are calling me with the same problem. I can quite put my finger on it. It seems like a virus but I cant get a scanner to detect anything. Could it be a virus or possibly a windows update? Anyone else having this issue? I amy end up just reinstalling computers all day.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer Freezes when opening firefox or internet explorer

Apparently Im not the only one noticing this because there are a lot of people viewing this post and I just put it up 10 min ago. Get in here and let us know whats happening to your pc and what you've done to fix it.

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Hi there

My computer recently started to do this:

Everytime I click on a link in an e-mail, (and I know the sites from the link) it opens Internet Explorer and then the computer freezes. And then you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and then press "end task" to make the computer work again.

So what is causing this? And what to do about it?

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I have internet explorer 9 on win7 home premium X64. When going to gmail.com and read my mail, the mail sometimes has an URL in it. If I click on that URL that URL opens in new tab (or new windows if I configure so). I can use that tab without problems... I can click on any link (url in address bar changes) on that tab and can also refresh page.

What's not working there:Press HOME button
Open favorite websites
Enter a new URL myself in address bar
That tab is trying to load forever!! It's busy all the time, but doesn't do anything.

What I did so far:Created a new user....same problem
Uninstalled IE9 and reinstalled IE9...same problem
I even clean reinstalled win7 making my computer dual boot. New fresh instance of win7 (fully updated)...same problem.

I ask a friend to test it on his win7 internet explorer 9..... same problem.

Anyone having same problem? How to solve it?

When I open the link from gmail using CTRL-click it works as expected.

A:Internet explorer 9/gmail freezes when opening links

This is how I access my Gmail, hope it helps you. WLM Tips.pdf

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Plsssss help! My IE is freezing when i try to open sites, click on links etc..not responding. Have to Alt,Ctrl del to close then they just freeze, then get error message as below and a pop up asking me to send error report or choose not to send error report when i send report (i guess to microsoft) it then lets you see the details od the error, and this is it below:

szAppName : iexplore.exe szAppVer : 7.0.6000.16608 szModName : hungapp
szModVer : 0.0.0.0 offset : 00000000
 

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Hi

I got windows 7 packard bell desktop runing intel core 2 quad with 3gb ram and 500gb sata HDD
motherboard info: http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket775/ecsMCP73VT-PM.shtml

whenever i want to open the mkv file the ram memory increases and cpu starts to go up,

what's the problem and how can I fix it

only inception folder doesn't seem to work

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Hi all
I have been experiencing major slowdowns on my PC lately. For example, if I have too many things running at once, say listening to music, and 2-3 windows open, the PC starts going slow.

I tried to delete something, and it took a full 30 seconds for the recycle bin to delete it (it was a small notepad file). I tried adjusting the volume in Winamp, but I could not get to it. I tried closing it, but the image of the close screen (the one with restore, minimize and maximize, etc) would be frozen in place and remain there.

I tried to right click on properties to see a file size and it never came up.

Sometimes I try opening another window in IE, but it'll never open.

Also, sometimes when I type, it takes 20 seconds after I am done for the words to appear, letter by letter.

Sometimes I can't even switch from window to window.

It's like something is making the PC really sluggish.

I ran a troajn scan and virus scan (with Norton and Trend Micro) and passed fine. I removed all the spyware with Spybot and Adaware.

I have an Athlon XP 3000+ and 512 RAM so this shouldn't be happening. I only have Norton AV and Zonealarm in the startup program list.

This is a real annoying problem. Any idea what it is and how to fix it?
 

A:Programs opening slow, frequent freezes and pauses....help!

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Recently i've been having problems opening any video file as it freezes my computer and goes to a blue screen. I originally thought it was a codec prob so i uninstalled and reinstalled that, and i thought it had worked. WRONG. it played a small amount of the file and froze my computer once more. Ive tried opening the files on different software, quicktime, windows media player etc but same result. Funny thing is streaming videos is fine! There was a similar thread which i followed up the ideas but again no luck. Please help! Thank you
 

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One of the computers in my office is having some problems viewing attachments.

The computer is running Win98 SE it has office 2000 professional on it and the following happens when the user tries to open jpg files.

Microsoft photo editors appears on the task bar but the actual program does not load. You have to right hand click on the item in the task bar and select close. We had a similar problem with some computers and word 97 but I installed word 2000 on their systems and this seemed to resolve the problem.

I have re-installed office 2000 on the computer in question and the problem persists.

If any one has seen this before I would welcome your assitance.
 

A:opening jpg files and microsoft photo editor freezes

Haven't seen it before with MS Photo but have seen similar problems with other MS products and the solution to them most of the time was to clean the hard drive and defrag the swap file.

You can find instructions on how to do this at:

http://rselby98.go2click.com/Windows.html
 

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I am running an Athlon XP 1800+ with XP HOME SP3
Avast antivirus 4.8 Home registered version
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE

A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a movie using a P2P

I put the movie into a folder with other movies

When I open the folder the computer freezes for a few seconds with an hourglass pointer indicating it is working and then I get a window with the Dr. Watson postmortem debugger error message stating that explorer needs to close. After a few minutes it does not close and i have to manually close dr watson in the task manager window at which time windows explorer completely closes and re-opens.

I went into the command prompt and manually moved the new movies to a new folder to see if they were the cause but now if I open any folder with movies in it, I get the message.

I feel that the movies I downloaded were embedded with some malware possibly infected by the very people that make the movies to prevent people from downloading illegal movies.

Here is a log from HiJack This if it helps. Can anyone help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:08:22 AM, on 3/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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